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CFP: Colloquium ‘Children’s Traces’ (Oxford, 29/6/18), Deadline 5 March 2018

Title/Type of event: ‘Children’s Traces, One day colloquium
Organizer: Centre for the History of Childhood
Venue: Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Date: 29 June 2018
Deadline for paper proposals: 5 March 2018
Contact: sian.pooley@magd.ox.ac.uk

Description:
This one-day colloquium on the theme of ‘Children’s traces’ examines the politics of visibility. All historians work with traces of the past, but some people leave larger and more long-lasting archival imprints than others. Children are notorious for being difficult to ignore in the present, but hard to find in our historical record. The colloquium will bring together papers that direct a spotlight on how age shapes the visibility of historical actors, across time and place. Which children made themselves (or were made) visible in the historical record? Whose voices do we fail to hear? And what do the shifting contexts in which children made their mark tell us about the society, culture, economy and politics of which they were part? We hope that each paper will use new scholarship on young lives in a particular historical context to draw out wider methodological and historiographical insights about the visibility of children in the past.

The colloquium will focus not only on what made children archivally or textually visible, but also on the new approaches that researchers are taking to uncover and interpret this evidence. We encourage papers that illuminate ways of working with a wide range of sources. These might include children’s diaries and letters, drawings and material objects made by children, published writing by young people, or case files and court records about the young.

Submit your abstracts!

We are also particularly keen to examine questions of how we share insights that emerge from these traces with diverse readerships and audiences. How can we use these archival fragments to form compelling narratives about children’s lives in the past, including when we have no sources penned by children themselves? We encourage papers from archivists, exhibition curators, broadcasters, and film-makers, as well as from those who write and publish history books about children’s lives.

We welcome papers from any disciplinary background and career stage. We anticipate that funding for travel and accommodation will be available, including some travel bursaries to enable graduate students working on the history of childhood to attend.

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words and a brief bio to sian.pooley@magd.ox.ac.uk by Monday 5th March 2018.

Laurence Brockliss

Nick Stargardt

Siân Pooley

URL of original post: https://www.history.ox.ac.uk/event/childrens-traces-one-day-colloquium-centre-history-childhood

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Colloquium: Varnhagen von Ense, seine Sammlung und sein Kreis in europaeischer Perspektive – 10/17

Source of original post:
<http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=35155>

Author: Dr Nikolaus Gatter

Organiser: Varnhagen Gesellschaft e. V.
Date & Place: 21.10.2017 – 22.10.2017, Le Relais Charlemagne, 4, Route de Laon,
02840 SAMOUSSY, France


“Napoleon war… bei Laon in seinem Unternehmen gescheitert”. Mit diesen Worten leitet Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (1785-1858) seinen Bericht von den letzten siegreichen Scharmützeln des europäischen Eroberers Bonaparte ein, dessen Ende 1815 durch die Schlacht von Belle-Alliance oder, wie es heute geläufiger heißt, Waterloo besiegelt wurde. Durch Arbeitstagungen und Colloquien, u. a. 2002 in Florenz (Villa Romana), 2004 in Kleve (Schloss Gnadenthal) und 2009 in Bad Münster am Stein / Ebernburg, deren Erträge der Almanach der Varnhagen Gesellschaft (bisher drei Bände, Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2000-2015) dokumentiert, hat die Varnhagen Gesellschaft auf die Autographensammlung des Sammlers und Memoirenschreibers Varnhagen aufmerksam gemacht. Sie wird als Teil der im Zweiten Weltkrieg aus der ehemaligen Preußischen Staatsbibliothek ausgelagerten Bestände heute in Krakau (Biblioteka Jagiellonska) aufbewahrt. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Jagiellonischen Universität verweisen die dortigen Archivare auf die Bedeutung dieser Bestände als europäisches Kulturerbe, dessen Erschließung und editorische Bearbeitung noch kaum begonnen hat. Das hängt einerseiits mit der Fülle vorhandener Briefe von und an 9000 Personen, andererseits mit der Tatsache zusammen, dass durch Auslagerung und Teilung die Sammlung fast ein halbes Jahrhundert lang nicht genutzt werden konnte. Anlässlich ihres 20jährigen Bestehens lädt die Varnhagen Gesellschaft zu einem Colloquium in Samoussy bei Laon (Nordfrankreich) ein, das sich den europäischen Aspekten des Netzwerks widmet, das in den Briefen von und an 9000 Personen dokumentiert ist und nachzuvollziehen bleibt. Eine Anmeldung ist unter der Vereinsadresse erforderlich.


Programme

Samstag, 21. Oktober 2017

10.00
Stadtführung durch Laon mit dem Historiker MARIEL HENNEQUIN (Le Nouvion en Therache) Treffpunkt: vor dem Rathaus von Laon, Place du Général-Leclerc, 02000 Laon

Nachmittags bei Interesse der Teilnehmer evtl. Exkursion zum Chemin des dames im Umland

Sonntag, 22. Oktober 2017

11.00
MICHAEL JONES (Coleraine):
Frederick Augustus Hervey (1730-1803). European Traveller of his age

RAPHAEL CAHEN (Paris / Brüssel):
Friedrich Gentz 1764-1832. Penseur post-Lumières et acteur du nouvel ordre européen

NIKOLAUS GATTER (Köln):
“…hängt mit dem ganzen System der verbündeten Mächte eng zusammen”. Europa in Varnhagens Blättern aus der preußischen Geschichte

PAWEL ZARYCHTA (Kraków):
“alles mahnt mich nun dringend dir zu schreiben”. Rosa Maria Assing im Briefwechsel mit Karl August Varnhagen von Ense

RENATE STERNAGEL (Berlin):
Ein Leben auf Papier: Fanny Lewald und Adolph Stahr: Der Briefwechsel 1846-1852

KLAUS F. GILLE (Amsterdam):
Heine und Europa mit einem Seitenblick auf Varnhagen

DANA NAOMY MILLS (Oxford):
The Jewess as Pariah: Rahel Varnhagen, Hannah Arendt and Eleanor Marx

Ende der Tagung gegen 17.00

 


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gesellschaft@varnhagen.info

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Featured edition (II): Letters of William Godwin – Pamela Clemit – OUP

IMG_5811The Letters of William Godwin, Volume II: 1798–1805, expertly edited by Pamela Clemit (Durham), was published on 13 November 2014 by Oxford University Press.

According to the publisher’s description, ‘The first volume of William Godwin’s letters reflected the origins and impact of his great philosophical work, An Enquiry concerning Political Justice, and showed him at the height of his influence and reputation. This second volume […] reveals a less familiar person in different surroundings: a man still well-connected, attracting new friends and disciples, but increasingly embattled as a public intellectual, as a political radical, and as a professional author. The volume includes scores of texts newly transcribed from the original manuscripts and given scholarly annotation for the first time. […] The letters show [Godwin] responding to changes in public mood, seeking compromise in his philosophical commitments, and remaking himself as the author of novels, plays, biographies, and children’s books. […] They follow his quest, in the wake of the death of his first wife Mary Wollstonecraft, to find a new life-companion and mother for his two young children. […] They record irreplaceable losses, both public and private, and trace new beginnings in his intellectual and literary development, in his commercial ventures, and in his social and domestic life.’

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Some of these aspects of Godwin’s letters were explored more fully at a colloquium which accompanied the volume’s official launch on 18 November 2014 at Wolfson College, Oxford. The colloquium was chaired by Nicholas Halmi (Oxford) and included contributions from Mark Philp (Warwick), Jenny McAuley (Oxford), Jon Mee (York), and Pamela Clemit. Their papers discussed the shape of the volume as a whole, likening it to a Victorian multi-plot novel, and noting the continuing relevance of Godwin’s letters for modern readers (Clemit); Godwin’s courtship letters to Harriet Lee and Maria Reveley (Philp); the letters descriptive of places and persons which Godwin wrote home during his six-week visit to Ireland in 1800 (McAuley); and Godwin’s exchanges with some of his former political friends who turned against him at the end of the 1790s, notably Samuel Parr (Mee). The colloquium was attended by about 40 people and much enjoyed by all. A podcast of the papers given at the colloquium will be posted on Pamela Clemit’s blog early in 2015.

For more information about the edition as a whole, see Pamela Clemit’s blog and my earlier post.